DynEd's General English Placement Test now has an optional speaking component that rates oral fluency. For more information, please contact your DynEd representative.
DynEd's computer-adaptive, variable-length Placement Tests place learners at the appropriate starting point in DynEd's series of award-winning courses. The tests are easy to give, with very low proficiency students needing only a few minutes. For higher-level students, the tests are in two parts to avoid unnecessary fatigue and to give a more accurate result.
Kids' Placement Test
This test places children into DynEd's course for younger children, Let's Go. The Kids' Placement Test comes in two parts. Part 1 places students into levels one, two, or three of the course, or qualifies them to take Part 2 of the test, which places them into levels three through six, or out of the course.
The Placement Test is computer-adaptive, which means that it responds and adjusts to student performance. If a student is doing well, the test advances more quickly to items at a higher level and will continue until the student completes 50 items in Part 1 and goes on to take Part 2. For a student at a lower language level, the test will move more slowly and will end once the student misses a significant number of items or needs work in an area that is required at a higher level in the course syllabus.
Access to both parts of the Placement Test is controlled through the Records Manager. Once a student (or class) has taken a test, it is automatically locked, which means that it may not be taken again until the teacher uses the Records Manager to unlock it.
DynEd's General Placement Test
This cost-effective test places students in all DynEd courses except for Let's Go. In addition to placement, it provides a good measure of overall English language proficiency and correlates well with other standard tests. DynEd's test package now includes an oral fluency testing component that uses advanced Speech Recognition technology.
The Placement Test provides a quick evaluation of a mix of language skills, with an emphasis on listening comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and basic reading skills. The newly added speaking tests use speech recognition and sentence repetition tasks to measure language chunking automaticity.
These tests are computer-adaptive, which means that they respond and adjust according to student performance. If a student is doing well, the tests advance more quickly to items at a higher level. For students at a lower language level, the test move more slowly and will end once the student misses a significant number of items or needs work in an area that is required at a higher language level in the learning sequence.
DynEd's Aviation English Placement Test
This test places airline pilots, controllers, and aviation students into DynEd's aviation English suite of courses. In addition to listening, vocabulary and structure components, it now includes a speaking test. Students are rated from ICAO levels 1 through 5.
Access to the tests is controlled through the Records Manager.
Licensing the Tests
The DynEd Placement Tests are a licensed product and installed through the DynEd License Management System. It requires that the school or institution also have a licensed copy of the Records Manager. The Records Manager permits the collation and administration of student records for all DynEd Language Learning Solutions products.
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